started out the new year w a car accident. totaled our car. we are all safe - just scratches and burns from airbags and a little shaken up. we were on the freeway and the car in front of us blew out a tire and swerved across 4 lanes of traffic at 70 mph and smashed into us. Strangers ran over and gave us blankets and comfort. we were blown away by the love and kindness of those people. we live in a better world than we give it credit. instead of complaining about how bad 2016 was I see w a new perspective today. 2016 was a great year: my family is alive and well. we have our health. wonderful friends. and food on the table. and that is all we need. I hope that 2017 finds you all well. reach out to those around you and tell them you love them. you never know when your last day will be.